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24 March 2008 1,618 views 33 Comments

I really wasn’t sure how I’d feel about a pullover sweater when I began knitting Wicked. I’m such a dedicated cardigan girl, that I had concerns I’d feel trapped. It’s not so much a claustrophobic thing (because obviously I can wear t-shirts aplenty) as not being able to cool down whenever I want. The biggest selling feature of a cardi is that someone who is always too hot can just unzip or unbutton a bit to regulate her temperature.

Wicked is finished (365.114)

As it turns out, Wicked works nicely for me. I wore it all yesterday afternoon post-photo shoot and didn’t feel trapped once. The silk in the Brooks Farm Fourplay gives it a lighter, drapier feeling than straight up wool would and the short sleeves and wide neckline don’t make me overheat.

Wicked back

In the end I went pocketless and I’m ok with that. The last thing I want is to add some poochiness where I don’t need it. Overall, I think Wicked v.2 is a winner. Just remember, if you knit it, heed my warnings and knit it with plenty of negative ease. I knit this one two sizes below my measurements.

Wicked FO

Project details on Ravelry


  • ann said:

    looks great! I really like it without the pocket, and Four Play is a great yarn. (also: thanks for the tip on the sizing/negative ease.)

  • Jenni said:

    Oooh that’s really cute! I think I need to make one!

  • Danielle said:

    It looks lovely!

  • Carole said:

    It looks terrific! That last photo is truly wonderful.

  • carla said:

    You’re making me want to tackle Wicked again! My first go-round was, well, my first sweater, so I didn’t notice any warning signs and it came out way to big. I’m loving the color of yours and the short sleeves.

  • Rosa said:

    Congrats! The color is dreamy. I love how shapely it is. I’ve been wanting to knit a vest or pullover for some time. This is great inspiration.

  • Rhonda said:

    Honey, you are totally rocking that sweater! Gorgeous and marvelous. The color is so deep and rich and looks great! R

  • terhi said:

    I love it! The colour looks great on you. Thank you for the sizing tip too!

  • Dotty said:

    Wicked looks great on you! And the colour is perfect. BTW, did Teek give back the swatch?

  • Jaime said:

    Your Wicked turned out great and it looks really cute on you!

  • Cheryl said:

    It really turned out great – just perfect on you!

  • mari said:

    It came out really cute. Love the color!

  • Sue said:

    It looks great and the color looks wonderful on you too. I love green.

  • gonzomama said:

    That looks amazing on you! What a beautiful job and yarn choice. I like it without the pockets too.
    The last photos is fantastic, by the way.

  • Sharon said:

    Wow, that sweater is so absolutely amazing on you. Such a flattering fit! I think it looks much better without pockets, too. Thanks for the negative ease tip. I’ll keep that in mind when I make mine.

  • Theresa said:

    It’s beautiful-I am a cardigan girl too-but wow I just might try one!

  • chris said:

    It looks just beautiful and fantastic on you! Now I want to try out this pattern for myself.

  • Jodi said:

    Beautiful and so flattering! I’m feeling inspired to make one now, too. Thanks for the sizing tips. I tend to knit a size too large since I’m not a tiny girl and I don’t want to look too busty. Of course that results in bag-like knitted garments. :-(

  • Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) said:

    It looks great! I haven’t been inspired to knit this one before, but now it’s looking like a fun, easy sort of project for spring. But really, two sizes down? Is the pattern oversized, or is it really stretchy? (It looks like stockinette to me, and mine isn’t usually that elastic, but I’m probably missing something.)

  • Jody said:

    I love Brooks Farm yarns and I now know what I can make with my Fourplay!
    You look marvelous!

  • Jody said:

    I love Brooks Farm yarns and I now know what I can make with my Fourplay!
    You look marvelous!

  • bipolarlawyercook said:

    I followed you here from your etsy shop– gorgeous sweater, that complements you perfectly. I’m not a knitter, but my sister in law is, and I think she will enjoy your blog very much.

  • Manise said:

    Wicked cute! Glad you went pocketless.

  • Rosa said:

    Me encanta el jersey, visito tu blog muy a menudo. Es uno de mis favoritos. Físicamente me parezco mucho a tí, a si que me das muchas ideas. Ahora me estoy haciendo un Top Down. Felicidades por tus trabajos.

  • diana said:

    Caro, it looks wonderful! I need to add this to my Ravelry queue.

  • rockbridge said:

    Beautiful, beautiful!! Looks great on you and the color is to die for!!

  • Mintyfresh said:

    It’s really lovely!

  • finnyknits said:

    oooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo – that is a really cute sweater. And with the long sleevy underneath? Genius. Who knows, Finny may Knit again…

  • Karen said:

    Another beautiful knit! You are having a great knitting year. It looks great!

  • Cheryl said:

    I love it! And you got a great fit. Thanks for the tip on the negative ease, I have one in the queue and that’s just how I want mine to fit. Not all baggy and saggy.

  • Rosa said:

    Me encanta este jersey, te queda fenomenal.

  • Christy / Not Hip said:

    A definite winner; I love that color.
    When I made mine I wasn’t sure how much I would wear it…with the neckline and shorter sleeves, but I have ended up wearing it to work all the time over a long sleeve tee.

  • tara said:

    Dude, You gotta knit me one of those for after I squeeze this kid out. Looks like I could whip out a boob for feeding too. I’m a size 10, love that colour.
    See you soon, Tara

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